Lucy believes that curtains are crucial for the health of a home.
“Not only do curtains keep your house warm, but it stops it from becoming damp and mouldy. People should aim to have curtains that go to the floor so that cold air doesn’t drop down behind it.
“Here at the Trust we care about the whole picture, and want healthy homes for the community. If you have any curtains to donate that can help a family or person in need, think of us!”
How you can help
If you would like to donate curtains, the Sustainability Trust can be found on Forrester’s Lane with a drop-off box in the entrance.
Or, if you have a day a week (or fortnight) to volunteer for the Wellington Curtain Bank, Sustainability Trust would love to hear from you! You don’t have to be able to sew to volunteer for the Curtain Bank, they need volunteers who, like Lucy, can sort, assess and prep donated curtains to be re-sewn and made into new curtains for families in need. If you’re interested in volunteering call the Trust on 0508 78 78 24.
How you can get curtains
To see if you are eligible for curtains, you can head to the Sustainability Trust website and find out how to measure up your curtains to give an end point for the sewers working their magic.